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All Behaviour is inherited

  All Behaviour is inherited So much depends on how your dog gets on in life I thought it appropriate to write about Inherited Behaviour because all dogs will certainly have inherited behaviour. The behaviour of dogs like all animals gets inherited via genetic... read more

New Baby and the Family Dog

I always advise that as soon as you are aware that there will be a new baby in the house, begin to prepare your family dog. Do not leave it until the new baby arrives. It is important that your dog associates the new baby with as few disruptions as possible. It is... read more

Can a dog get pregnant in her first heat?

Dogs in heat -First Time Pregnancy? YES! First heat can vary greatly dog to dog. The youngest is about six months of age though sometimes a female will come into season younger. First heat can start as late as 12 or even 14 months of age or later in rare cases.... read more

Beware

Every year unscrupulous persons calling themselves behaviourists, animal consultants, pet advisers, trainers, etc are fleecing thousands of dog owners throughout the world. There are a number of genuine people who provide a really good service but there are many more... read more

Behaviour is inherited

Behaviour is Inherited, So much depends on how your dog gets on in life.I thought it  appropriate to write about ‘Inherited Behaviour’ because all dogs will certainly have inherited behaviour. The behaviour of dogs like all animals, gets inherited via genetic... read more

Dogs From Animal Shelters

Often I am asked, “Is it better to have a pedigree puppy or get one from the local animal shelter “? I always recommend that one should try to adopt a rescue dog from an animal shelter. These dogs have so much love and companionship and are so easy to... read more

Exercise for Dogs

Most veterinarians will caution pet owners not to exercise a dog right after feeding him. This is certainly true of strenuous exercise, which can make a dog throw up and can lead to gastric torsion. A recent study by the Divisions of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell... read more

Bloat

Bloat is a very serious Bloat is a very serious health risk for many dogs, yet many dog owners know very little about it.  Bloat is the second leading killer of dogs, after cancer.  It is frequently reported that deep-chested dogs, such as German Shepherds, Great... read more

Phantom Pregnancy / False Pregnancy

Definition of False PregnancyFalse pregnancy, also called pseudopregnancy, is common in intact female dogs. It usually occurs somewhere between 6 and 12 weeks after a bitch goes through her normal heat cycle and is caused by an exaggerated response to normal hormonal... read more

Kennels

This year I am receiving many telephone calls from members of the public complaining that when they collect their pets from kennels, that they look thin and have skin problems. Many have flea problems. I always recommend that you DONT BOOK UNTIL YOU LOOK. If a kennel... read more

Dominance in Dogs Barry Eaton

DOMINANCE IN DOGSFact or Fiction? Since the early 1960s, as professional pet dog training developed as an industry, many dog training instructors have based their methods on the theory that an owner must ‘dominate’ his or her dog, including the use of ‘pack... read more

Hot dogs in cars

HOT DOGS IN CARS DON’T COOK YOUR DOG Don’t leave your dog alone in a car.If you’re going out in the car, think very carefully about what you are going to do with your dog. You should never leave a dog alone in a car. It can get unbearably hot in a car on... read more

Kennel Cough Dogs and Cats

Beware Kennel Cough Kennel cough is not serious, but some dogs can become seriously ill from kennel cough infection (especially very young, very old ). Whenever a dog is coughing, a visit to the vet is highly recommended to sort out possible diagnoses and treatment... read more

Is a Dog Human?

Trying to treat a dog like a human is called “Anthropomorphism” the dictionary states that this means “Attributing human characteristics to things that are not human” . Your pet is not a small hairy person, he is of another species known as a... read more

Moving to Spain with your pets

Moving to Spain with your pets Even before you move to Spain, it’s advisable to start looking for Veterinary clinics in the area you are moving to. When you arrive in Spain take into consideration, and don’t be afraid to ask around neighbours and friends for... read more

David the Dogman retires due to ill health

David the Dogman retires due to ill health By admin • on November 20, 2008 • Filed under: Euesdens In The News COSTA DEL SOL dog legend, David the Dogman has retired after 50 years of pioneering work in the dog training industry. David, originally from Nottingham,... read more

New rules for pet travel 29 December 2014

New rules for pet travel On 29 December 2014 new pet passports will be required? What does this mean for my dog, cat or ferret? If your pet was given a passport before 29 December 2014, you do not need to get a new one. Your old one is valid.If your pet is given a pet... read more

He Won’t Come Back

One of the biggest complaints I get from owners is “As soon as I let my dog off his lead he won’t come back.” Then comes the angery shouting and many owner really give up, many are unable to understand why their dogs who followed them everywhere when... read more

Dog Died

Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month.   The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey.   She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize... read more

Diabetic Alert Dog

Train your Dogto be a Diabetic Alert DogWith Nina Bondarenko Normally, a person can feel the warning signals of LOW BLOOD SUGAR (sweating, shaking, nausea, and confusion); however, some are unable to feel these symptoms and are thus unaware that their blood sugar is... read more

Divorce- Will Your Dog Come Off Worse?

Divorce is a sad fact of life. These human problems can cause stress to dogs. A dog is a social animal bonded to a family routine and a way of life, that relies on us for their mental, physical and emotional welfare. Dogs of course are frequently denied consideration... read more

Questions and Answers (2)

Question: My dog seems to be going deaf, he is 6 years old and just does not seem to hear. He certainly was not born deaf. Do dogs hearing get bad as they get older? Answer:I am afraid that most of our dogs hearing start to deteriorate from about 5 years of age. About... read more

Rescue Pets

Rescue DogsPet Companionship Can Be Healthy Benefit To People For years it has been medically documented that companion animals, like dogs, cats, rabbits and birds, help people live longer and healthier lives.Being responsible for caring for an animal often gives new... read more

Don’t dump your pet

Please don’t dump your pet Many people are leaving the coast due to the financial recession. More rent to pay, more for food and electricity. Everything has gone up including vet fees which now carry 18% IVA making that trip to the vet expensive. Most important what... read more

A Dogs last will and testement

A DOG’S LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT Before humans die, they write their last will and testament, give their home and all they have to those they leave behind. If, with my paws, I could do the same, this is what I’d ask…….. To a poor lonely stray... read more

Grooming Your Pet

Start grooming as early as possible. Check and handle the ears, eyes, teeth, and nails. All dogs need grooming, some more than others. Generally, the longer the hair the more frequently the grooming will be required. It is important that you introduce the brush and... read more

Rottweillers raised correctly do not bite

Rottweillers raised correctly don’t bite Those who say Rottweillers are naturally mean are wrong. Rottweillers raised correctly don’t bite. The typical story we see is a dog is part of a family unit and a baby comes in and is seen as the interloper. The... read more

Harnesses

Dog Harnesses Harness the Full Potential of Canine Equipment A dog harness is piece of equipment for dogs, similar to harness tack for horses. There are various designs, depending on the type of use. Harnesses can be used on Seeing Eye dogs in assistance of a disabled... read more

Crate Training

Many people think this is cruel, as they would certainly not want to be locked in a crate (note that dog crate and dog cage are the same thing) for any length of time themselves. Well, this is not the case for dogs who are ‘den’ animals. Just look at where... read more

Grooming

GroomingGrooming issues can arise for several reasons. The dog may have had a bad experience at a grooming parlour, may have been roughly handled as a pup, may be body sensitive due to injury or disease or may simply be unaccustomed to being touched over every part of... read more

Pet Rules

To be posted VERY LOW on the refrigerator door – nose height. Dear Dogs and Cats, The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food... read more

ASSISTANCE DOG ETIQUETTE

ASSISTANCE DOG ETIQUETTE The following information listed below are suggestions that Assistance Dogs For Living recommends when meeting or interacting with an Assistance Dog team in public. This same etiquette applies to Assistance Puppies in training. DO’S and... read more

Preventing dog bites

Preventing dog bites Every week in my book It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and while the issue might seem small to some, millions of people worldwide are bitten by dogs each year. And some require immediate medical attention even rabies shots to treat... read more

Police Dogs

This liaison set in motion the first positive effort to convince the Home Office and Police Forces throughout the UK of the true worth of a well-trained dog. With Darbyshire’s enthusiasm and idea’s and Simpson leadership and influence, the Surrey police... read more

Walk & Talk

Walk & Talk So often in my classes I emphasis the importance of walking and talking to a dog.Dogs love it when you speak to them,you will find if you continually talk softly to your pet this will make your pet pay more attention to you and not stray far from you... read more

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs Many blind, deaf, or physically disabled people rely on dogs for assistance. These dogs provide the perfect combination of companionship, obedience, usefulness and affection. They provide practical aide and help maintain an individual’s... read more

Quarantine Rules Changed

Quarantine Rules ChangedFrom 6 months to 21 days If intend to return to the UK from Spain with your pet you need to be aware of the changes to the UK pet entry rules that take effect on 1 January 2012. Pets now in quarantine Pet owners with pets entering quarantine... read more

Causes of destructive behaviour:

Causes of destructive behaviour:   Attention-seeking: Chews many different items.  Happy to see owner on return.  Doesn’t appear stressed.  The same behaviour can be observed when the owner is present.  If owners are asked  to totally ignore the dog, the dog... read more

Denning is Natural

Denning is a Natural Instinct.      Domestication of dogs is a fairly recent event in the history of canids on earth. Although wild canids have been around for millions of years, they have only spent a few thousand of those as our pets. As a result, they still retain... read more

Separation Anxiety

    Separation Anxiety      Everyone needs a little time alone now and then unless of course you are a dog who suffers from separation anxiety. Dogs with separation anxiety exhibit behaviour problems when they’re left alone. Typically, they’ll have a... read more

Owning a dog in Spain

    Essential Animal Information for Pets in Spain An overview of the rules of pet ownership in Spain and what to do about an animal lost or found on the Costa Blanca.In this section:Owning a Dog or Cat in SpainAnimal Organisations in SpainRegulated Animals in Spain... read more

If

If you can start the day without caffein If you can get going without pep pills, If you can always be cheerful, ignoring people with your troubles, If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it, If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy... read more

Sand Flies (Leishmaniasis)

Sand Flies (Leishmaniasis)Your Pet Dog needs protection, otherwise it can be in serious danger Dogs that regularly travel abroad may be exposed to Leishmaniasis (also known as Kala-Azar) which is carried from dog-to-dog by a bite from a Sand Fly. The name ‘Sand... read more

Wendy Hilling to Canine Partners UK

Wendy Hilling to Canine Partners UKWendy HillingWho was born with no skin from the waist down.  She suffers terrible skin blisters.Her throat is smaller than a 5p piece  Wendy is partnered with a dog called Teddy. He can do over 200 tasks including dressing and... read more

Dangerous Dogs (Spanish Law)

Dangerous Dogs under Spanish Law It is important to point out that Royal Decree 287/2002 of March 22 which sets out the requirements to keep canine animals deemed to be potentially dangerous, thus complying with the norms contained in Act 50/1999. This page is... read more

Dog Bites by Val Bonney Australia

Val Bonney is a regular contributor to my Radio Shows. “WHO” OR “WHAT” IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DOG BITES”?. http://www.bonnies.com.au/ Who is responsible for the dog bites that are occurring? Is it the Dogs themselves? Is it the owners? Is it... read more

Why dogs bark

Who Needs a Man? If you want someone who will do anything to please you, get a dog. If you want someone who will bring you the newspaper without tearing through it first for the sports page, get a dog. If you want someone who’ll make a total fool of himself... read more

Group Hierachy

Group Hierachy I had a call for a gentleman that informed me he had put his Dobermann to  sleep due to illness, the dog was 12 years. Of course he was devastated. They have another four dogs. A few nights later they were in bed when they heard terrible fighting going... read more

Animal Shelters and Rescue

The two studies, conducted by Colorado State veterinary epidemiologist Dr. M.D. Salman and sponsored by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy, reveal that moving and other lifestyle issues were the main reasons given by pet owners when surrendering... read more

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